Lent is a time of giving up the self-talk so we can hear God talk.
Beginning in childhood, we accumulate ‘baggage’ carried with us throughout life. We end up perceiving life through the lens of the pain in our heart. God wants to give us new sight—His—by which to see ourselves and others.
As Christians, we walk with Jesus in His passion and crucifixion every day as we carry our own cross. Christ promised us His yoke was light, and yet it can be difficult to believe that with the weight of our own bearing down on us.
A community was experiencing a period of drought. At mass, they prayed for rain. The following Sunday, the parishioners returned to mass. The Pastor asked, “Where are your umbrellas?”
Another year has passed with resolutions not met. Perhaps if I took a Catholic approach to New Year’s resolutions, I would actually succeed in them!
Letting Jesus incarnate Himself in our soul is the only way we can see the blessed dignity in others. He is the best gift we can give to our loved ones.